Kaluk, Kaluk is the small village located in the Himalayan foothills of West Sikkim, near the West Sikkim capital of Gyalshing in East India. Kangchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak, is visible from Kaluk. It is one of the windiest places in Sikkim and noted for destinations like the Durga Mandir, Rinchenpong Gumba and Megi Dara.The people of this area are dependent on agriculture and horticulture for their livelihood. Tourism also plays an economic role in the region.
Pelling, Pelling is a small town in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, at the foothills of Mount Khangchendzonga. The late-17th-century Buddhist Sanga Choling Monastery has mountain views. Pemayangtse Monastery features wall paintings, sculptures and a gold-plated statue of Guru Padsambhava. Overlooking a valley, the 17th-century Rabdentse Palace, now in ruins, still has evidence of the king’s bedroom and kitchen.
Ravangla, Ravangla or Rawangla or Ravongla is a small tourist town situated at an elevation of 8000 ft in South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is connected by state highway to other major towns in the state and lies between Pelling and Gangtok.
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DAY 1 : ARRIVE BAGDOGRA [IXB] / NJP AND TRANSFER TO PELLING
Meet and greet at Bagdogra Airport [IXB] / NJP Railway Station and proceed towards West Sikkim for your Pelling Package Tour. Pelling is 125 Km from Siliguri and situated in the western part of Sikkim. Located at an altitude over 7000 feet, Pelling is a small hamlet from where one can catch the best glimpse of the astonishing Mt. Kanchenjunga.
The distance is so close that one may feel like talking to the snow-capped peak. Here the day starts with the snowy crowns changing colors from pink to gold to white, and it ends with an indescribable shade of fiery orange. Check-in at the Hotel and the evening is free for roaming around.
Night stay at the hotel in Pelling.
DAY 2 : PELLING LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
Post breakfast, start for Pelling Tour in two parts :
Rimbi Waterfalls - About 12 kms away from Pelling and about 5 kms further down from Darap village is Rimbi River Bank, which falls on the way to Khecheopalri, and Yuksam where the main attractions are the river waterfalls. A large volume of water is falling on massive rocks from a great height. It demonstrates both timelessness and power and is quite hypnotic.
Kanchenjunga Water Falls - One of the large waterfalls in West Sikkim situated at a distance of 24 km from Pelling. It is a major tourist attraction located on a sharply curved roadside. The water is so cold, and the intensity of the fall is also high, this water is directly from Kanchanjanga parvath, Holy water. The area is a cluster of many falls, and to see the main waterfalls, one needs to climb up around 50 staircases. To visit the main fall, you need to purchased tickets at a nominal price. While Kanchenjunga Falls astonish visitors with the sight of a broad stream of water jumping deep down from a great height.
Khecheopalri Lake - Before leaving, make an immortal wish on it. It is a very holy and sacred lake, and birds prohibit any leaves to drop on the lake. This lake is a small paradise for Photographer & Bird Explorer. Khechipelri Lake makes people spellbound with its serenity and holiness. Try to attend the "Maghe Purne Festival" celebrated in April by floating Diyas & offering food.
Back to Hotel for Lunch and post Lunch, visit the following attractions.
Pemyangse Monastery - The Pemyangse Monastery is a major attraction, not only because of its religious importance but also its history. The monastery that stands at an altitude of over 6,800 feet, is among the oldest in Sikkim. The monastery dates back to the 17th century and is the creation of Lama Lhatsun Chempo.
Rabdentse Ruins - Located near the Pemayangtse Monastery, this was the second capital of the Sikkim Royalty after Yuksom. The ruins of the city command a panoramic view of Khangchendzonga and the valley. You will require to walk at least 2 - 2.5 km on a small road midst of dense trees to reach there from the main road. This ruins complex currently maintained by the Archeological Society of India.
Pelling Skywalk and Sangacholing Monastery - Pelling Skywalk is a new attraction and an engineering marvel and located just 3 km from Pelling town. The breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchanjhungha makes visitors spellbound from here, and you can reach the Sangacholing Buddha Statue from here.
Night Stay at the Hotel in Pelling.
DAY 3 : PELLING TO KALUK TRANSFER VIA SINGSHORE BRIDGE TOUR VIA UTTAREY
Post breakfast, on our 3rd day of West Sikkim Tour Package, we will start for Kaluk Tour. Kaluk is situated at the foot of the Himalayas at an altitude of 5000 feet in West Sikkim. Kaluk is a small, simple village where tranquility makes its presence felt. Mt. Kanchenjunga seems to be closest to this picturesque hamlet since it offers an uninterrupted and clear view of the ice-capped peaks. Kaluk is considered among the windiest places in the entire Sikkim, which means you can re-energize your lungs, which is tired of fighting with pollution, by breathing in some fresh air. On the Way, visit the attractions like :
Singshore Bridge - Meet another Engineering marvel between the two hilly gorges around Pelling is the Singshore Bridge. The 198 meters long suspended structure is the second highest gorge bridge in Asia. The fabulous bridge structure between two gorges offers a birds-eye view of the places, which is stunning and quite thrilling.
British Dak Bunglow - A British Bunglow sits on a top of a hillock around 3 km from Kaluk and famous Bengali Poet Rabindra Nath Tagore stayed here and written some piece of Geetanjali written here, Night Stay in Kaluk
UTTAREY - At an altitude of 6600 ft, Uttarey is famous for its tranquility and natural beauty. The places offer you the most amazing view of the Himalayan ranges in a virgin ambiance. You can reach Uttarey from Peeling or Geyzing. NatureWings offers beautiful cottages in an eco-resort for its guests.
Situated in the west district of Sikkim, you can reach Uttare from Pelling, Gezing or Dentum. On your way you will pass Singsor bridge, said to be the second highest bridge in Asia. The height of Uttare is about 6600ft. Uttare is famous for its tranquility and natural beauty. The place provides beautiful view to the Himalayan mountains and is yet relatively less traveled by tourists. This allows a more serene atmosphere to be enjoyed. During winter the mountains around here are covered with snow allowing heavenly views.
Overnight Stay at Kaluk.
DAY 4 : KALUK TO BARSEY TOUR AND THEN TRANSFER TO CHAKUNG
The Varsey is famous for its unique Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. It is in between the Singalila National Park in the south and Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in the north, this small 104-sq-km sanctuary is at an altitude of 10,000 ft and supports a wide variety of biodiversity. But the main attractions of the sanctuary are the rhododendrons which bloom in April-May coloring the Sanctuary in wild abandon. Hilley is the last motorable point before Varsey. A four km walk through beautiful pine forests takes you to the Sanctuary.
Chakung,West Sikkim : EXPLORE THE UNEXPLORED
A picnic spot, cafeteria, easy walking trail through forest, Durpiney Danra Viewpoint (also a paragliding takeoff point) overlooking Darjeeling, Jorethang etc. are worth a visit. Tourists can easily spend a day in these eco-friendly surrounding.
Overnight Stay at Chakung.
DAY 5 : CHAKUNG TO RAVANGLA TRANSFER VIA RESHI RINCHENPONG
Post breakfast start for Ravangla, situated in the southern part of Sikkim, Ravangla, or Ravongla is a place that is growing in popularity as a tourist destination every day. Located at a height over 7000 feet and Ravangla is a small town that greets and fascinates tourists with its simplicity, serenity, and obviously, the uninterrupted view of the snowy peaks that stand like guards towards the North. At an altitude of around 5600 ft, Rinchenpong is the latest and upcoming tourist spot in the western part of Sikkim, has a magnificent view over the mountain views, sunrise and sunset, flora and fauna, village tourism, historical sites and heritage of Resum Monastery, rich forests and ample area for short treks. Book this Rinchenpong Tour from NatureWings. It's an amazing place.
The afternoon is free to enjoy the serenity, beauty, and tranquility of Ravangla.
Night Stay in Ravangla.
DAY 6 : RAVANGLA TO NAMCHI SIGHTSEEING
Rimbi Waterfalls - About 12kms away from Pelling and about 5kms further down from Darap village is Rimbi River Bank, which falls on the way to Khecheopalri, and Yuksam where the main attractions are the river waterfalls. A large volume of water is falling on massive rocks from a great height. It demonstrates both timelessness and power and is quite hypnotic.
Buddha Park - Situated very close to the town of Ravenel, the Buddha Park, or Tathagata Tsal is the newest attraction in this area. The beautifully designed park features a 130 feet tall sitting statue of Lord Buddha, which is visible from quite a long distance. The park is a part of the Rabong Gompa complex. The view of the snow-clad mountain peaks from this place is simply out of the world. Battery operated car helps to see the complete area in around 25-30 minutes for senior aged people.
Char Dham - This Pilgrim Centre has a large statue of 108 feet of Lord Shiva is the main attraction of this place. This complex is around 5 km from Namchi Bazar in an uphill. There are 12 Jyotirlingams are encircled around Lord Shiva.
There are four iconic temples from four corners of the country, Puri Jagganath Temple from the East, Dwarka Temple from the West, Badrinath Temple from the North, and Rameswaram temple from the South.
Namchi - The visit to Solophak (Namchi) does not end with visiting only the pilgrimage center, there is a lot more to see. There is a Temi Tea Garden - the only tea estate existing in Sikkim, just a few kilometers away from Solophak (Namchi). You can also take a walk to Tendong Biodiversity Park to see the myriads of medical plants conserved delightfully by the Sikkim’s Forest Department. At just 40 kilometers away from the Solophak (Namchi) is a waterfall called Tirikhola, which is also a great tourist attraction, and you love the view of this waterfall for sure.
Temi Tea Garden - Sprawling on a natural hill slope originating from the Tendong Hill is the only tea garden in Sikkim.
Enroute, you will cross Ravangla, a small township at the base of Maenam Hills and a popular tourist destination. After a rough road journey, It was mesmerizing to see the beautiful Temi tea garden filled with greens all side. Take a leisurely walk inside the tea garden & lost your sole inside. In the lap of mountains, among the beautiful tea leaves will melt your heart. The ladies carrying the tea carriers were looking so heavenly like angels walking through the garden. White flags were making the place look quite enthralled with unwinking beauty.
Samdruptse - Painted in shimmering copper, pink and bronze, the 45m-high statue of Guru Padmasambhava lords over the forested Samdruptse ridge and is visible for miles around. Completed in 2004 on a foundation stone laid by the Dalai Lama, the statue of the hallowed Buddhist leader sits atop a giant lotus plinth and makes for a striking photo-op. It is the largest Buddha statue of Sikkim. This beautiful statue of Buddha is at around 8000 ft above the sea level and is well maintained. The chanting sounding of mantra refreshes your souls with peace.
Overnight stay at Namchi.
DAY 7 : NAMCHI TO IXB/NJP
In the morning you can stroll about in the small hamlet around. Later on, check out and drive to NJP / Bagdogra for return journey, and cherish your holiday forever.